The world’s “iriest fashion week’ Style Week Jamaica, kicks off next week, from May 22- 26. Presented by Saint International Jamaica, Style Week brings together noted fashion designers, trend setters and models from the Caribbean and around the world for 1 stylish week in Kingston, Jamaica.
Come out to see the latest in fashion and culture at these Style Week 2013 events:
June 16-19, 2013 marks the 5th biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, a platform for discussion, development and growth of the island of birth of Jamaicans living around the world. The conference is convened by Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and will explore avenues for greater trade and investment in Jamaica, as the nation continues to celebrate 50 years of independence.
The state of the art Montego Bay Convention Centre will be the setting for Conference 13 which will include interactive sessions, panel discussions, networking and social events. The Conference will present a wealth of information and business opportunities for investing in one of world’s most powerful brands and an influential culture with global reach. Special new features to this year’s conference include a Diaspora Marketplace, a dynamic space for business to business meetings aimed at facilitating investment in local small or medium sized businesses. Diaspora members can reserve booth space here to be at the forefront of trade and networking at the conference.
Without a doubt, the 2013 Jamaica Diaspora Conference promises meaningful engagement with the movers and shakers of business, trade, arts and culture in the Jamaican Diaspora. Register today to be a part of this event, driven by a passion for Jamaica: a nation on a mission. Take a look at this upcoming conference and all it has to offer here on our Youtube channel. For more information on the Jamaica Diaspora Conference please visit: http://www.jamaicandiaspora.gov.jm
Jamaica’s rich culture and diverse historical background provides an ideal learning opportunity for young ones while on vacation. Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, is home to the majority of the nation’s museums, exhibits, art galleries and libraries. It is also known as the cultural hub of the island, a perfect place to absorb the local culture through seasonal festivals, art exhibitions, and live music concerts.
Give the gift of relaxation this Mother’s Day by treating a mother in your life to a dreamy tropical locale. The vibrant culture and warm sunshine of Jamaica can be just the gift to secure your spot as Mom’s favourite. A plethora of Mother’s Day specials exist across the island including popular resort areas like Negril and Ocho Rios. Take advantage of these great limited time only deals to make this Mother’s Day even more memorable.
Feel the irie vibe wherever you are with a visit to our newest social media page. The Jamaica Tourist Board Pinterest page features images of all the exciting attractions, picturesque locations and accommodations to help jumpstart your summer vacation plans.
Follow us today to see highlights from events like Jamaica Jazz and Blues on our What to Do in Jamaica board or plan your destination wedding via the Weddings and Honeymoons board. Try your hand at traditional Jamaican dishes using the Jamaican Food board as inspiration. Save on your next trip to Jamaica with the latest special deals on our Deal of the Week board.
You can even send us your best Jamaica vacation photos via Twitter or Pinterest and they may be featured on the Your Jamaica board. Go to www.pinterest.com/myjamaica today to mentally escape to the most precious jewel in the Caribbean. But don’t forget… Once you go, you know!
May 2, 2013 at 9:48 am | Special Feature | No comment
One of Jamaica’s most internationally recognised resorts, Round Hill Hotel & Villas, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013. The luxurious accommodations that have become synonymous with Round Hill continue to attract visitors to the secluded resort, named one of the 2011 Top 10 Classic Hotels in the World by Worth Magazine.
Summer is quickly approaching and the sandy shores and jewel-toned coastline of Jamaica beckon with promises of an unforgettable vacation. You could spend your holiday sunbathing on our western cliffs or savouring spicy jerk sauces, with great summer deals on airfare and accommodation. To help plan a family vacation that everyone will enjoy, here are 5 of our top Family Hotels & Resorts in Jamaica.
Located on the golden coastline of Ocho Rios and the white sand beach of Negril, Beaches Resorts offer families a ‘luxury included’ vacation with activities for everyone. Their resorts boast a mirage of teen and kid friendly options including a Pirate Island Themed Waterpark, X-Box Play Lounge, Scratch DJ Academy, Kids Camps, and the beloved Sesame Street characters. While the kids are entertained, adults can indulge in all-inclusive amenities like Beringer premium house wines, unlimited top shelf drinks and up to 16 restaurants each offering a unique culinary experience.
April 16, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Vacation Themes | No comment
Now that the Experience Jamaica 2013 promotion has launched, Jamaican residents can look forward to a season of savings on their upcoming vacations.
Look out for the campaign as they take the news of great deals around the island. Experience Jamaica road shows will take place in Montego Bay on May 11 and on the south coast in Mandeville on April 13. Expect to enjoy fun activities for children, prizes and giveaways plus exciting offers on accommodation, transportation and tours.
Come out to learn about the incredible vacation values from newcomers like Jamaica Swamp Safari and south coast favourites YS Falls, returning to Experience Jamaica promotion after 2 years. Also, tune in or stop by the Experience Jamaica outside broadcasts on June 7 in Negril, July 19 in Ocho Rios and on October 11 in Kingston.
This summer Jamaicans at home and abroad can look forward to exclusive discounts with the 2013 Experience Jamaica promotion. Since 2009 the Experience Jamaica promotion has been encouraging locals to enjoy a summer ‘staycation’ in their island home. To usher in this season of savings, join us at the Experience Jamaica 2013 launch on March 17, 2013 at Emancipation Park in Kingston. The launch and family fun day will feature exhibitions by participating sponsors, giveaways and entertainment.
Come out to learn how you can save on a family vacation, romantic trip for two or a travel treat for yourself this year. Take advantage of up to 50% off at the destination’s leading hotels and resorts, attractions and transportation providers. These incredible vacation values will be available until December 15, 2013, making it easy to explore the diverse island of Jamaica.
Mark your calendars for the Experience Jamaica 2013 launch in 10 days!
March 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Deals and Promotions | No comment
One month of the New Year has passed but it’s not too late to get started on those New Year resolutions. Pack your bags and head to Jamaica for a range of year round activities and events to help you fulfil your goals.
Committed to getting fit in 2013? Work up a sweat under the Caribbean sun at these upcoming running events:
- Kingston City Run-March 8-10, 2013: The inaugural Kingston City Run presents a weekend of pure adrenalin and fun incorporating two race events: a ½ Marathon 5K race/walk. The weekend will kick off on Friday March 8, 2013 with a Welcome Carnival Party followed by a health fair and expo, a pre-race warm-up session on Saturday March 9 and race day on Sunday March 10.
- Fat Tyre Festival- February 17-23, 2013: This is a 7 day mountain biking event designed to highlight Jamaica’s vibrant culture, unique geography and great riding trails! Over the years, the event has featured some of the world’s top mountain bikers – Cam McCaul, Kyle Ebbett, Katrina Strand and Kathy Pruitt. Are you up for the challenge? The Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival takes place in the hills of Jamaica’s north coast.